Definition: This entry gives the total number of airports or airfields recognizable from the air. The runway(s) may be paved (concrete or asphalt surfaces) or unpaved (grass, earth, sand, or gravel surfaces) but may include closed or abandoned installations. Airports or airfields that are no longer recognizable (overgrown, no facilities, etc.) are not included. Note that not all airports have accommodations for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Airports map
Country's busiest airport steps up security
WPTV - 2/27/2015 2:56:36 AM
(CNN) -- The country's busiest airport has started screening employee ... Until recently, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport had about 70 access points for what's called "back of the airport" employees, including baggage handlers and ...
Would you have guessed? Dallas has the country's biggest light rail system
Greater Greater Washington - 2/26/2015 6:03:54 AM
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit light rail system is the country's longest, stretching 90 miles across North Texas. A DART train at the DFW Airport station. All photos by the author. DART opened a five-mile extension to Dallas/Forth Worth International ...
After Decades, La Guardia Airport May Allow Long-Haul Flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco
Wall Street Journal - 2/25/2015 11:37:21 PM
Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International airports, which could lose some value if travelers ... Vice President Joe Biden last year said it was out of a “Third World country.” The next step in a project to replace La Guardia’s 50-year ...
1,000 fake papers seized at Dubai airport
KhaleejTimes - 2/25/2015 3:20:26 AM
system at Dubai International Airport in 2014 compared to 64,652 in 2013. Captain Abdullah Mohammad Al Mutawa, Director of ECIFD of the General Directorate for Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, said that visitors trying to enter the country using ...
Hundreds of Security Badges Have Gone Missing From America’s Busiest Airport
The Blaze - 2/25/2015 5:32:16 PM
More than 1,400 airport security badges have gone missing from the nation’s busiest airport over the past two years, according to an investigation by KXAS-TV, but a Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International ... around the country and allow access to ...
Implementation of visa on arrival: Tourist arrival up by 1,214 times
Times of India - 2/25/2015 3:09:07 PM
Government extended the VoA enabled ETA facility for 43 countries in November 2014 ... The facility is operational at nine international airports including all four metropolis and Kochi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Trivandrum and Goa.
Chicago Rockford International Airport Honored with Two Awards RFD recognized for financial and training excellence
Beloit Daily News - 2/25/2015 3:16:16 PM
The Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD ... Additionally, RFD was one of 92 airports in the country that was recognized with an ANTN Digicast Excellence in Airport Training award by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).
Myanmar’s largest international airport to open in 2020
Vancouver Desi South Asian news - 2/26/2015 5:20:57 AM
About 77 km north-east of Yangon, the international airport, the country’s fourth and largest of its kind, is projected to handle up to 12 million passengers a year and is set to become the primary gateway to Myanmar, drawing more direct international ...
Well-earned: survey ranks Jordan's Queen Alia airport as best in the Middle East
Al Bawaba - 2/26/2015 7:51:16 AM
The ASQ Survey is the world’s leading airport passenger satisfaction benchmark programme, and covers over 300 airports in more than 50 countries worldwide, with over 550,000 passengers interviewed in 2014 alone.
Hong Kong Aims to Get Third Runway Ready by 2023 as Demand Soars
Bloomberg - 2/25/2015 7:52:27 AM
Tsang’s pledge comes after Singapore announced plans Monday to spend S$3 billion ($2.2 billion) to begin developing a fifth passenger terminal at Changi International Airport over the next decade, and as other countries gear up to tap growing travel ...
India seizes record haul of smuggled gold outside airport
Reuters - 2/24/2015 9:44:00 PM
The World Gold Council estimates that 175 tonnes of gold were smuggled into the country last year ... Five men and one woman were arrested outside the airport in Ahmedabad, police said. Of the six, three had arrived on an Emirates flight from Dubai ...
More Than 1,400 TSA Badges Stolen From Atlanta Airport
Opposing Views - 2/26/2015 2:07:40 AM
More than 1,400 security badges have gone missing from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport ... Secure Identification Display Area badges are assigned to airport employees around the country. The badges allow employees to access baggage ...
Man held at Delhi airport for smuggling gold worth Rs 24 lakh
Zee News - 2/25/2015 6:36:42 PM
New Delhi: A man has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold valuing about Rs 24 lakh by hiding it in slippers at Indira Gandhi International Airport here. The passenger was intercepted by customs officials after his arrival ...
Dominican Republic to build its 13th airport
Domican Today - 2/26/2015 4:59:28 AM
Aerodromes The Northeast Aerodrome, together with similar terminals in Constanza, Montecristi, Samaná and Pedernales, adds to the country’s regional leadership in such facilities, in addition to its eight international airports.
Airport director addresses misconceptions
Mohave Daily News - 2/26/2015 12:27:27 AM
BULLHEAD CITY — As part of the recent transportation panel sponsored by the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce and the Bullhead Regional Economic Development Authority, Laughlin/Bullhead International ... charter-only airport in the country,” he said.